Marc Brandel

Marc Brandel entered the arena relatively late in the series and therefore had only a few stories to contribute before the original series ended. It appeared that Marc Brandel made some effort to return to the Robert Arthur roots of writing the stories. Although Brandel did not have the same story-telling ability as Robert Arthur, he did try to bring out the characters so that we could see what they were like apart from just solving the mysteries.

One of the stories with a truly unique premise written by Brandel was "Rogues' Reunion," in which the mystery revolves around Jupiter's past acting career as Baby Fatso. "Two-Toed Pigeon" has a few scenes in which the humor is almost a return to the Robert Arthur days. These stories, along with "Kidnapped Whale," represent a worthwhile contribution to the series.

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